(HP Issues Fix for HP-UX) Perl Bug in Rehash Mechanism Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1029017|
SecurityTracker URL: http://securitytracker.com/id/1029017
(Links to External Site)
Date: Sep 11 2013
Denial of service via network|
Fix Available: Yes Vendor Confirmed: Yes |
Version(s): 5.8.2 to 5.16.x|
A vulnerability was reported in Perl. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.|
A remote user can send specially crafted data to cause the target Perl application to consume excessive memory and crash. Applications that provide arbitrary user-supplied data as input to hash keys are affected.
Yves Orton reported this vulnerability.
A remote user can cause the target Perl application to consume excessive memory and crash.|
HP has issued a fix for HP-UX.|
The HP advisory is available at:
Vendor URL: perl.org/ (Links to External Site)
|Underlying OS: UNIX (HP/UX)|
|Underlying OS Comments: B.11.11, B.11.23, B.11.31|
This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.|
Source Message Contents
Subject: [security bulletin] HPSBUX02928 SSRT101274 rev.1 - HP-UX running perl, Remote Denial of Service (DoS)|
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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN
Document ID: c03924247
HPSBUX02928 SSRT101274 rev.1 - HP-UX running perl, Remote Denial of Service
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as
soon as possible.
Release Date: 2013-09-11
Last Updated: 2013-09-11
Potential Security Impact: Remote Denial of Service (DoS)
Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team
A potential security vulnerability has been identified with HP-UX perl. This
vulnerability could be exploited remotely to create a Denial of Service
References: CVE-2013-1667 (SSRT101274)
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP-UX B.11.11, B.11.23, B.11.31 running HP-UX perl version E.5.8.8.L or
CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics
Reference Base Vector Base Score
CVE-2013-1667 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) 7.5
Information on CVSS is documented
in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002
HP has provided the following software updates to resolve the vulnerability.
The updates are available for download from the following location:
Login : perl588m Password: Secure12 (NOTE: CASE-sensitive)
HP-UX 11i Release
HP-UX perl v5.8.8 Depot name
B.11.11 (32/64 bit)
B.11.23 (32/64 bit)
B.11.31 (32/64 bit)
MANUAL ACTIONS: Yes - Update
Install HP-UX perl E.5.8.8.M or subsequent
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HP-UX B.11.11, B.11.23, B.11.31
action: install revision E.5.8.8.M or subsequent
END AFFECTED VERSIONS
Version:1 (rev.1) - 11 September 2013 Initial release
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